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Independent Stationers Awarded The Association For Independent Managers, Inc.™ Office Supplies Contract

13 Jul, 2011

Independent Stationers Awarded The Association For Independent Managers, Inc.™ Office Supplies Contract

Indianapolis, IN – July 11, 2011—Independent Stationers, the industry’s most progressive independent dealer group and the leader in providing value-added programs and services to its members, recently signed an agreement to provide general office supplies, paper, ink and toner and cleaning supplies to members and affiliates of the Association For Independent Managers, Inc.™

The new program, which began July 5, 2011, offers more than 800,000 Associations For Independent Managers, Inc.™ (AFIM) members and affiliates open access to thousands of office supplies at competitive pricing on a nationwide scale. The program is expected to save users between 5% - 50% on more than 20,000 office supply items.

The Association for Independent Managers, Inc.™ was formed in the mid 1970’s and incorporated January, 1979 by visionary, Jack Winebrenner, with a mission to create an association that would offer practical education, tools and resources so small businesses could succeed. Over the past 30 years, the Association has attracted small business owners, managers, employees, affiliates, providers, and others.
Members access educational programs, benefits, products, and services that would be otherwise unavailable unless they are part of a very large group buying organization. These offerings are promoted at greatly reduced rates because of their relationship with national providers.

Gary Bastie, President of AFIM, states, “Our members and affiliates are excited about access to such huge savings when bottom lines are so important to the overall success of so many businesses.” 

Independent Stationers Vice President of National Accounts, Kevin France says, “We’re very excited about our partnership with The Association For Independent Managers, Inc.™ and welcome the opportunity to bring their members and affiliates significant savings that our program offers.”

About Independent Stationers:
Founded in 1977, Independent Stationers is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support and purchasing power for the community based independent office products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 3 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Stationers members produce $2.5 billion in end-user sales. For more information, please contact Cora Lienemann at Independent Stationers headquarters (Phone: 317-579-1111; e-mail:
cora@isgroup.org) or visit the is.group web site at www.isgroup.org.

About The Association For Independent Managers, Inc.:
The Association For Independent Managers, Inc., “The Big Association For The Little Guy”, helping small businesses succeed since the 1970's. You may view the Association’s website at: www.associationforindependentmanagers.org.

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